Category Archives: Solo/ Small Firm

Starting Your Law Firm: Must-Read Resources at the San Francisco Law Library

Andrea Woods The San Francisco Law Library maintains a comprehensive Law Practice Management (LPM) Collection, with publications that detail all aspects of opening a practice—client relations, billing, marketing, finances, risk…

Seven Tips for Civil Attorneys for When Your Clients Are Under Criminal Investigation

Matt Sullivan Law Office of Matt A. Sullivan Many civil attorneys believe that they have nothing to offer their clients in terms of advice and counsel when it comes to…

Deciding on the Decider: Tips on Arbitrator Selection

Steve Schrey Arbitration can arise in a variety of legal matters facing solo and small firm lawyers, such as in real estate, employment, and construction, or in drafting a dispute…

The Power of Intuitive Awareness

By John O’Grady, O’Grady Law “Beware the Ides of March,” a soothsayer warned Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s famous historical tragedy. But Caesar didn’t heed the seer’s premonition, and on that…

Keep Your Client in Mind, the Ethics Will Follow

Chris O’Connell, Law Office of Christopher O’Connell Your phone rings. Being a solo or small firm lawyer, you answer it yourself. The caller, after an exchange of pleasantries, says, “My…

Cost-Effective Trial Tools

Charles Jung, Nassiri & Jung On March 24, 2015, I sat in the back of Judge Harold Kahn’s crowded courtroom in San Francisco Superior Court. The parties in the Ellen…

Be A Tax Document Hoarder

Carolyn Lee, Abkin Law However mundane, documents are key to reducing your firm’s taxable income. Be ready to claim every allowable expense at tax time, and respond to a tax…

Simple Ways to Obtain Discovery Pre-Litigation

Maria Bourn, Sarnoff & Sarnoff As a small law firm, time and resources are always a limiting factor, thus obtaining discovery before litigation is essential. The use of the California…

Bail and the Criminal Justice System

Matt A. Sullivan, Law Office of Matt Sullivan When an individual gets arrested in the State of California they are routinely booked into jail. In many cases, there is no…

Have You Done an Ethics Check on Your Firm Website?

By Raven Sarnoff, Sarnoff & Sarnoff A California attorney’s website must comply with California Rule of Professional Conduct 1-400 and Business and Professions Code sections 6157 through 6159.2. In addition to…